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Half Hitch - Crux Fermentation Project

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Reviews: 40
Hads: 257
Avg: 4.18
pDev: 22.97%
Wants: 21
Gots: 43 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Crux Fermentation Project visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: John_M on 06-16-2013

Imperial Mosaic IPA
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Reviews by bhyndthebottle:
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4.51/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had from bottle poured into snifter.

Appearance: Pour a light amber into the glass, with a large white foamy head that dissapates nicely to form great lacing and a cap that stays on throughout the tasting.

Smell: Get a wonderful fragrance of grapefruit and orange citrus, with a smooth integration of some pine and skunk weed as the glass warms.

Taste: The flavor profile follows the smell to the letter as the hops come in. A spectacular balance of sweet malts that completely come together to form a really smooth Imperial IPA. The piney flavors interact nicely with the malts, never letting one take over the other completely. Never get even a hint of the 10% ABV.

Mouthfeel: Very nicely done with a smooth, almost creamy character. The carbonation plays well, leaving a wonderful clean finish to an amazingly complex beer.

Overall: Makes me want to enjoy other mosaic hoped beers, however doubtful I am that they will be this good. I am alway impressed with Crux Fermentation Project, and the have definitely done it again.

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Photo of draheim
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375mL (bottled 1/6/2014) into a tulip. Pours a hazy straw color w/ a 1-finger frothy white head.

Aroma is big sweet tropical citrus, like a freshly cut grapefruit. Must be the Mosaic talking. Nice and pungent and clean.

Taste is likewise full and flavorful, with lots of pale malt evident on the first sip to balance all those juicy hops. The hop bitterness is somewhat subdued, with more focus on their bright clean citrusy character. High ABV is well hidden.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, actually pretty chewy. Slick.

Overall a really nice DIPA that knocks you down with pure flavor. More drinkable than a lot of high-ABV DIPAs.

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Photo of spoony
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

From a 375 ml bottle (bottled June 5, 2015) into a tulip. Reviewed from notes dated August 6, 2015.

A-The beer is mostly clear and orange-golden colored. A one-finger-tall head of white foam has good retention and leaves a nice coating of lacing on the glass. I can see a bit of carbonation keeping the head alive.

S-The aroma is quite tropical with suggestions of mango, peach, and mandarin orange. Malts are pretty light and on the sweet side of things with honey notes creeping in.

T-The taste is more of the same: lots of juicy tropical fruit and citrus flavors that trend towards sweet instead of outright bitter or pithy. There is a mild hit of bitterness on the finish that suggest pine and grapefruit. Alcohol is well hidden here.

M-The body is medium to full in heft with a bit of stickiness and coating feel. Carbonation is average.

O-A nice juicy example of an IIPA and good first beer from Crux for me. If you like your hops on the tropical side of things, look no further. Maybe not the most complex beer around, but I would drink more of this if it weren't so expensive.

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beaver13
1.78/5  rDev -57.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

12.7 oz bottle, bottled on 2/11/14. Pours hazy yellow orange with a small white head that goes to a thin film and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is musty stinky hops with some onion and garlic and a little vomit.

The flavor is sweet sugary malts with some vegetal spicy hops. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, this was not good. Overly sweet with a lot of stinky onion and garlic and a little vomit.

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Photo of Loganpatrick503
4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of deebo
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sourdog
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of BurdockBoy
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HoppySeb
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of timontheroad
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 3/23/15.
Poured a nice clear golden copper color with a half inch white head that quickly receded to a thin film that left some nice lacing.
The aroma on this beer was huge! Tropical fruits and a slight hint of grapefruit were noticeable right away, with some subtle wild onion smells and flowers in the background.
The flavor was outstanding, with tropical fruit favors very dominant. There was a slight sweetness and some sweet spiciness, like a spice cake flavor as well.
The mouthfeel was medium bodied with a very clean finish.
Overall, this was an outstanding IIPA, I've not had anything from Crux before, but if this is an indication of the quality of their offerings, I'll definitely be buying more in the future.

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Photo of Beer21
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Tuckersmth
4.68/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of drtech07
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

'Fruity' finish, not as bitter as expected (for an IPA). Would drink again.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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Half Hitch from Crux Fermentation Project
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